Meet The Founder & Designer
Jamak Khazra the founder of Bluesuits,LLC and designer of Bluesuits Collection sold her first creations to stores when she was only 15 years old. She grew up in Tehran, Iran among her mom’s seven sisters who spent their free time designing and making what would be considered Haute Couture garments today. In her many travels to Europe throughout her college years she loved frequenting fabric stores and mills. She came back with suitcases full of exquisite fabrics which she then turned into everything from bed linens to evening gowns for herself and her friends.
Jamak was trained as a classical pianist and holds a masters degree in piano performance from Univeristy of Illinois and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School. She also worked in equity research on Wall Street but fashion design and dressing professional women remained with her throughout her years of studies and work.
Jamak has dressed thousands of women who bought their entire wardrobe from her. Her clients include seasoned executives, bankers, lawyers, consultants, TV Anchors among whom are Deborah Duncan of KHOU TV, Great Day Houston, Maggie Rodriguez of CBS network news and Roma Torre of New York 1 News. Jamak has also dressed hundreds of business, law and medical school students who are embarking on a new course in their lives and who need that perfect interview suit, internship suit or work attire. She was also hunted down by Evelyn Foster, Jodi Foster’s mother who says "Jamak’s work reminds her of the pieces from the likes of Yves Saint laurent that she wore when she was younger" and commissioned Jamak to make several outfits for her.
Jamak’s experience gives her a unique perspective as a designer. Her approach to design and fit of the garments is informed by her thousands of clients who were outfitted by her. She has first hand knowledge of the challenges women face when they are looking to purchase business attire. From fit, fabrication, quality and value, Jamak has been able to translate her customers’ wish list into a collection of classic, tailored, high quality and sophisticated career wear. The result has been stellar sell rates for her stores and an ever growing roster of very satisfied customers
Jamak mentors young entrepreneurs and aspiring designers, stylists and image consultants and is involved with student clubs in Business Schools and is frequently invited to give lectures and participate in panel discussions.
Association of Image Consultants International
Designed for the wardrobe needs of professional women
Ever since its launch in 1999 Bluesuits Collection has become increasingly popular among professional women from Wall Street to Main Street and well known among the savvy and smart women for its great prices, smart fit, high quality of fabrics, clean tailored look and classic designs that have longevity.
Jamak Khazra the founder of the company and designer of the collection created the line to address the wardrobe needs of professional women who she believes to this day are under served in the market.
Bluesuits Collection is a line of ready-to-wear career wear co-ordinates including jackets, pants, skirts and dresses in European tropical wool stretch, wool crepe, double faced wool, Italian linen/viscose, British cotton or poly/viscose.
There are several jacket bodies, pant cuts, skirt shapes and dress styles that are designed to accommodate every body shape and body type including petites, tall and full figured women. Jamak uses her client facing experience to create a line that is not only fashionable and chic but also takes into consideration the many different body shapes of women, their lifestyle needs and budget.
Bluesuits “Basic Wardrobe Collection” includes:
Signature tropical wool stretch permanent collection- This Collection is made in European tropical wool stretch that can be worn year- round, is perfect for traveling professionals and provides utmost comfort. At Bluesuits we believe in building a woman’s wardrobe. By using the same fabrication and updating the styles, our customers can replenish pieces as needed as well as co-ordinate these basics with the novelty groups to expand their wardrobe. Our stores can always re-order from the same groups and replenish their inventory.
Novelty Collection- this collection includes European double faced wools, wool crepes and tweeds where the pieces can be worn as an outfit or with our tropical wools to achieve a variety of Business Casual chic looks.
Poly/Viscose Collection- Bluesuits uses several very high quality Poly/Viscose and Crepes to bring the same great design and fit to its customers at lower prices.
Linen/Viscose Collection- Bluesuits Italian Linen/viscose jackets, pants, skirts and dresses have always been a favorite of our customers as the linen/viscose is cool and does not wrinkle and is fabulous for the spring and summer months.
Cotton Collection- Bluesuits uses British Pima Cotton for this Collection.
Matt Jersey Collection- Our customers love the matt jersey collection for its versatility and comfort.
Bluesuits garments are made in New York City in high quality factories. Collectively Bluesuits design team, pattern maker, sample maker, quality control and factories have over 100 years of experience.